Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

"AECT means a lot to me. It is my family and a place where I can grow professionally.
I'm glad that I am a 
member of it!"

Szu-Yueh (Justine) Chien, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Extension

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; and in any other places where educational change takes place. AECT members include instructional designers, researchers, professors and teachers, educational technologists, and other professionals united by a passion for improving teaching and learning. Our members serve in many different settings including education, business and industry, non-profits, military, health care, and other environments. AECT members fulfill a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.

AECT has become a major organization for those actively involved in instructional design and the development of a systematic approach to learning. It provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of ideas among its members and target audiences; it is the national and international advocate for the improvement of instruction; and it is the most widely recognized source of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology. AECT and its members have numerous state and international affiliates, all of which are passionate about finding better ways to help people learn. AECT is the oldest professional home for instructional designers and continues to maintain a central position in the field, promoting high standards of scholarship and practice. AECT has 10 divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that span the breadth and depth of the field. The association produces two print bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends, and three electronic journals, Journal of Formative Design in Learning, The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, and  International Journal of Designs for Learning.

2019 AECT Convention

Early-Bird Registration is now available

Upcoming Events




EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference

EdMedia + Innovate Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Adva...




Submission Deadline for: International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manu...




2019 Summer AECT Board and Leadership

2019 Summer AECT Board and Leadership
7/15/2019 - 7/16/2019

July 15 - 16, 2019...




2019 Summer Research Symposium

2019 Summer Research Symposium:
Intersections across disciplines: Interdisciplinarity...

Latest News

Call for Proposals: ICEM Graduate Students Panel Presentations in Emerging Technologies

June 14 2019

Proposals due July 21, 2019 Call for Presentations ICEM Graduate Students Panel Presentations ...

IJCIME Call For Papers

June 12 2019

August 31, 2019 is the deadline to submit a paper for the 2019 International Joint Conference on I...

Call for Proposals: AECT-India Research Symposium

May 29 2019

Call for Proposals Deadline is Sept 30, 2019 for 2020 AECT-India Symposium. Being held in Kochi, In...

Delegation To Egypt - Professional Exchange

April 21 2019

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation. Led by Dr. Tr...


2019 JFDL Symposium: Call for Papers

Feb 12 2019

July 22nd is the deadline to submit your paper for: Journal Symposium on Formative Design and Desig...

Increased Impact Factor for ETR&D

Feb 11 2019

JUNE 25th, 2019 Clarivate Analytics has released the 2018 Journal Citation Reports. The 2018 2-...

Call for Research Summaries

Feb 10 2019

AECT has a request from our NATO partnership for looking for a series of one or more literature rese...

Call for Papers for an ETR&D Special Issue

Feb 09 2019

August 1st, 2019 Deadline for: Call for Papers for a Special Issue in Educational Technology Resear...

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